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ActiveCampaign

Top Rated
59 Ratings

Robly

Top Rated
46 Ratings

ActiveCampaign

Top Rated
59 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

Robly

Top Rated
46 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign is perfect for teams that want a lightweight, easy to use email software which still has the ability to deeply integrate with your codebase/business logic (through tagging via their API and automations).It strikes the balance nicely between allowing developers and marketers to collaborate --- simply instruct the developers to tag users appropriately in the business logic / code base, and then the marketers can use AC's automations initiated by a tag to come up with whatever complex follow-up they desire (all without bugging the developers again).
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Robly

The service that Robly provides is useful in many different business types. Personally I think it is most effective when used for the following:- Non-Profit organizations / fundraising- Retail
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ActiveCampaign
7.8
Robly
7.7
WYSIWYG email editor
ActiveCampaign
7.7
Robly
7.5
Dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
7.4
Robly
7.4
Ability to test dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
7.5
Robly
Landing pages
ActiveCampaign
6.7
Robly
A/B testing
ActiveCampaign
7.2
Robly
7.2
Mobile optimization
ActiveCampaign
7.7
Robly
7.5
Email deliverability
ActiveCampaign
8.3
Robly
8.3
List management
ActiveCampaign
8.1
Robly
8.0
Triggered drip sequences
ActiveCampaign
9.3
Robly
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCampaign
7.0
Robly
8.0
Dashboards
ActiveCampaign
7.1
Robly
Standard reports
ActiveCampaign
7.3
Robly
8.0
Custom reports
ActiveCampaign
6.7
Robly

Pros

  • Marketing Automation
  • Click/Link Tracking
  • Email Integration with Gmail via a Chrome extension
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  • Ease of use. We switched to Robly from Constant Contact, and find it much more intuitive.
  • Reporting. At a glance, we can see how effective our campaigns have been.
  • I don't have a lot of experience with HTML, but I'm able to create good looking e-mails using the tools provided by Robly.
  • The price is right! Our non-profit saved money by switching from Constant Contact to Robly.
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Cons

  • You can't add a contact without an email address.
  • Site tracking of visitors sometimes doesn't work, so when they submit a form their activity prior to form submission is lost.
  • Sales/CRM reporting is very limited. Anyone coming from a proper CRM like Salesforce would find reporting unusable, especially sales teams.
  • Email builder needs some work, it has certain limitations and doesn't allow custom designs to be editable in the builder.
  • No Android app for CRM (suppose to be in the works as we were told).
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  • I sometimes have problems with moving images, but support fixes for me.
  • Moving blocks from previous campaigns have a strange look (boxed).
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Likelihood to Renew

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Robly8.2
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Because we like the price and value. The annual subscription model allows us to maximize usage without worrying too much about cost, being a small mom and pop outfit.
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Usability

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Robly7.3
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We feel that allowing the USER to interact with templates more readily is NOT there. The social media APPS could be simplified and marketed better to allow users to discover ROBLY through our Facebook page or TWITTER account in order to subscribe.
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Support

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Robly7.3
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We sometimes got through to a message taking service but they were not able to resolve our issue with a one-call solution necessarily always.
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Implementation

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Robly7.3
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We should have been granted a MOBILE RESPONSIVE email template from the get-go. We were never offered any alternatives.
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Alternatives Considered

It's easy to set up and accurate deliverability makes it one of my best choices for crucial product promotions. It also helps me with various integrations to reduce my time in creating a campaign.
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We outgrew the simple and minimalist service TinyLetter affords.
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Return on Investment

  • We've probably [doubled] our business because of ActiveCampaign over other email/CRM providers
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  • Homeowners are more involved.
  • Less money spent on printing & delivering newsletters, flyers, announcements, etc.
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Pricing Details

ActiveCampaign

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Robly

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details